Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Femi Owolabi

    Abacha loot: I never asked Nigeria for extra pay, says Swiss lawyer

Abacha loot: I never asked Nigeria for extra pay, says Swiss lawyer

Enrico Monfrini, a Swiss lawyer hired by the Nigerian government since 1999 to work on recovering Abacha loot, has denied asking for additional fees.His denial came on the heels of a syndicated article in Nigerian media seeking to justify the duplication of Monfrini's job by Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation (AGF).TheCable had reported the engagement of another set of [...]

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    Looters list: Character assassination can’t stop Bala Mohammed from being governor, says group

Looters list: Character assassination can’t stop Bala Mohammed from being governor, says group

A coalition of political stakeholders in Bauchi state says no level of character assassination or threats will deter the people of the state from democratically installing Bala Mohammed as governor in 2019.Mohammed, a former minister of the federal capital territory (FCT), is on the looters list released by the federal government.Although the ex-minister has since denied collecting any money illegally, [...]

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    VIDEO: Mammoth crowd receives Sowore at Lagos airport

VIDEO: Mammoth crowd receives Sowore at Lagos airport

Under the scorching sun, hundreds of supporters of Omoyele Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters and a presidential aspirant, converged on the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos to await his arrival from the US.When he landed, the overwhelming welcome put airport activities at the arrival lounge on hold for at least 10 minutes.Sowore, who is in Nigeria for a series [...]

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    Sowore: I can run Nigeria better than Buhari — even in my sleep

Sowore: I can run Nigeria better than Buhari — even in my sleep

Omoyele Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters and presidential candidate for the 2019 election, says even while sleeping, he can do better than President Muhammadu Buhari.On Tuesday, hundreds of his supporters and members of the #TakeBackNigeria Movement welcomed Sowore at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.While addressing the crowd, Sowore who will be undertaking series of rallies and town hall [...]

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    Fayose has nothing good to offer, says Fayemi as he joins governorship race

Fayose has nothing good to offer, says Fayemi as he joins governorship race

Kayode Fayemi, minister of mines and steel, has joined the 2018 governorship race in Ekiti state.Fayemi, who lost his re-election bid four years ago, asked Ekiti people to vote out the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).He said the PDP-led government in Ekiti was bereft of ideas and had nothing good to offer.The minister said the July election would be an opportunity to [...]

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    Sowore’s movement: The only difference between APC and PDP is the name they choose to call themselves

Sowore’s movement: The only difference between APC and PDP is the name they choose to call themselves

#TakeBackNigeria, a socio-political group amplifying Omoyele Sowore’s candidacy for the 2019 presidential election, has described the ruling All Progressives Party (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as evil twins of corruption.Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters, in an interview with TheCable had said his efforts, since 1999, have been focused on ensuring that Nigeria’s democracy thrives and that those who [...]

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    Tinubu taunts Obasanjo over his ‘bad belle’ letter to Buhari

Tinubu taunts Obasanjo over his ‘bad belle’ letter to Buhari

Bola Tinubu, a leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has described as "bad belle" the letter former President Olusegun Obasanjo wrote to President Muhammadu Buhari in January.In the strongly-worded letter, Obasanjo had warned Buhari against participating in the 2019 presidential election.“He has a role to play on the sideline for the good of Nigeria, Africa and humanity and I [...]

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    Tinubu asks Nigerians to reject the apology of PDP

Tinubu asks Nigerians to reject the apology of PDP

Bola Tinubu, a leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has called on Nigerians not to accept the apology tendered by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Speaking at a colloquium organised in his honour, Tinubu who clocked 66 on Thursday, said the APC would keep talking about the years of PDP’s "misrule", and would ensure the party does not return [...]

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    Danjuma should be charged with felony, says Sharia council

Danjuma should be charged with felony, says Sharia council

The Supreme Council for Shari’ah has asked the federal government to prosecute TY Danjuma, a former minister of defence, for treasonable felony.The council said this in reaction to Danjuma's statement at the maiden convocation of Taraba State University.The retired general had asked Nigerians to defend themselves against killers, saying the armed forces have been biased in its responsibility of securing the country [...]

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    Tenure elongation: Buhari has saved APC from serious legal turmoil, says Tinubu

Tenure elongation: Buhari has saved APC from serious legal turmoil, says Tinubu

Bola Tinubu, a leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says President Muhammadu Buhari has saved the ruling party from "serious legal turmoil".Describing the extension of the tenure of the national working committee (NWC) of the party led by John Oyegun as illegal, Tinubu commended Buhari.At the national executive committee meeting of the ruling party on Tuesday, Buhari kicked against Oyegun’s tenure [...]

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    Son of house of reps member shot dead in UK

Son of house of reps member shot dead in UK

Abraham Badru, son of Enitan Badru, a member of the house of representatives, has been shot dead in the UK.  Some of his neighbors who spoke with Evening Standard said Badru who had been to church earlier that Sunday was shot around 11pm when he was getting out of his car, near his family's residence in Hackney.“As soon as I [...]

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    Human Rights writers demands justice for passengers ‘killed by NSCDC operatives’ in Enugu

Human Rights writers demands justice for passengers ‘killed by NSCDC operatives’ in Enugu

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has called on the government to ensure the prosecution of operatives of the Enugu state command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) who allegedly shot at a commercial bus, leading to the death of seven persons.In a statement released on Friday, Emmanuel Onwubiko, national coordinator of HURIWA, said the [...]

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    Land use charge: NBA threatens fresh protest, asks residents not to pay new rates

Land use charge: NBA threatens fresh protest, asks residents not to pay new rates

The Ikeja branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has called on Lagos residents not to pay the new rates of the land use charge until the government "bows to the people’s will".Describing the reduction as a sham, the lawyers threatened to hit the streets again over the matter.“The reduction is a sham, a farce and a fraud because the rates prescribed now [...]

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    DSS visits Lagos NBA office over anti-land use charge protest

DSS visits Lagos NBA office over anti-land use charge protest

The Department of State Services (DSS) on Monday visited the secretariat of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Ikeja, Lagos, over the controversies surrounding the land use charge introduced by the government.The association had given the government a five-day ultimatum to cancel the law. When the Akinwunmi Ambode government refused to accede to its request, the lawyers hit the streets.Few days after the [...]

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    INTERVIEW: My cabinet understudying each sector ahead of 2019, says Sowore

INTERVIEW: My cabinet understudying each sector ahead of 2019, says Sowore

For three decades, Omoyele Sowore has consistently screamed at the ineptitude of government institutions and overly corrupt politicians in Nigeria. As a student activist while at the University of Lagos, Sowore — who was the students’ union president — led a series of protests and demonstrations against the then military government.  His agitations for a better Nigeria and utter hatred for [...]

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    Zuma to face trial for corruption

Zuma to face trial for corruption

Former President Jacob Zuma of South Africa will be charged with 16 counts of corruption, Shaun Abrahams, South African chief prosecutor, announced on Friday.Zuma had allegedly received payments from a controversial multi-billion rand arms deal.The charges against Zuma include money laundering, fraud and racketeering."After consideration of the matter, I am of the view that there are reasonable prospects of successful prosecution [...]

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